Opening Minds


How to Apply for a Grant

Step 1: Eligibility
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:

    • Be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Deliver mental health care and services in Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Washtenaw
    • Have a current audited financial statement or be in the process of obtaining one


Step 2: Review Grantmaking Priorities and Application Timeline
The Foundation offers grant opportunities through an annual open Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Please make sure you review our RFPs thoroughly to determine how best your proposal might fit.

DEADLINE JULY 18, 2019 – 4:00PM

Evidence-Based Practices – Adults
Evidence-Based Practices – Children and Young People
Capacity Building Opportunities

Grants are awarded once yearly – in September
Listed below is the typical timeline and process for applying for a grant:

Mid May/Open RFPs announced
Mid July/Deadline for proposal applications
Late September/Notification of grant decision
Early December/Grant funds awarded

Step 3: Submit an Application
If you determine your proposal fits the Request For Proposal (RFP) requirements, the next step is to complete an application through our website using the links below. You should carefully review our Grant Application Tutorial before you click on the link to help guide you through the online process and gather the required attachments.

Please note that we only accept proposals through the online grant application process. Feel free to contact us (313) 309-3436 if you need assistance completing the application or have questions about the online system.

Organizations may only submit ONE application per RFP, with the exception of larger organizations with multiple departments and divisions who can submit multiple applications per RFP.

Please click the appropriate link below to submit your new application(s)

Evidence-Based Practices – Adults

Evidence-Based Practices – Children and Young People

Capacity Building Opportunities

If you are a returning applicant, please click here

A returning applicant is defined as:  an applicant that is returning to access an existing application or requirements.

The Foundation staff may contact you for additional information at any point in the review process. A decision will be made at the September Board of Trustees Meeting.

Budget Expenditure Form

Executive Summary Template